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Portuguese Podengo Pequenos were recently admitted into the American Kennel Club. Portuguese Podengo Pequenos are a sweet and lively hound, bred to hunt rabbits. They are smart and great with kids. They do well with other dogs and cats, but aren’t so wonderful with birds or rodents. Though small, Podengos need a vigorous daily walk. They come in short and wire coated varieties and are not hypoallergenic.
They are such a cute morsel -- very sweet, but also very lively.
Long Coated Dachshunds have some spaniel in their background. They are big enough to be good with small kids, yet small enough to come along just about everywhere.
“Dachs” means badger in German, and this long and low fellow was bred to be a courageous hunter of the badger either above the ground or deep in its underground lair. They get along better than many other small dogs with children and make loveable and playful companions.
They come in standard and mini sizes and in smooth, longhaired and wirehaired varieties. Single-coloreds can be red or cream, two colored can be black, chocolate, wild boar, gray and fawn, each with rich tan or fawn markings. They can also be dappled or merle, brindle (black or dark stripes occur over the whole body) or sable (a dark overlay on red dogs).
Cardigans are known as the Corgi with a tail. They are herding dogs and highly intelligent and with a strong work ethic. They require an owner every bit as smart as they are! They are loyal, affectionate and even tempered. They can be country dogs or city dogs but wherever they stay, they need regular exercise and a steady job, if only to take care of their owners. They come in red, sable, brindle, black and blue merle and have a double coat that needs regular brushing.
Miniature Schnauzers, as one of the few terrier breeds not developed in the British Isles, are distinctly more biddable than their English cousins. However, they retain a protective nature which makes them an excellent watchdog. They are debonair, with long whiskers, a wiry double coat and a cropped, erect or folded-over ear. Coat colors can be salt and pepper, black and silver and solid black.
Alert and happy, the Border Terrier is an excellent choice for an active family. Borders love nothing better than a good romp with the kids. They are also friendlier to other dogs than most terriers.
Borders are known for their “otter” shaped head and a short, wiry coat that may be red, grizzle and tan, blue and tan, or wheaten with a dark muzzle. Like most hard-coated terriers, they require regular stripping and are quite hypoallergenic. They are moderate in all over appearance; rather than being striking or stunning, they are an active and sturdy “average”.
Not only smart, Shelties deeply want to serve their owners. But their rough, outstanding coat sheds copiously and they can be noisy. They need plenty of exercise but do well with children; if you are looking for a brilliant, sweet dog, a Sheltie may be right for you.
Shetland Sheepdogs have a strong herding background and they do well in herding trials to this day. They may also want to herd their human family.
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